PTCL Launches EVO / GSM Enabled Smartphone
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) today announced the launch of 3G enabled Android Smartphone IVIO Icon Pro that offers dual support for both EVDO and GSM/CDMA networks.
Earlier Ufone had launched Uth Futura phone with similar capabilities, however, IVIO Icon Pro is said to be faster than Futura with additional WiFi muscle.
IVIO Icon Pro is Based on Android 2.2 Froyo and powered by a 600 MHz Qualcomm processor. It lets its users surf and talk simultaneously while on-the-move and that too at speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps.
As a pioneer offering 3G EVO services on a handset with GSM/CDMA capabilities, Smartphone IVIO Icon Pro can be used by all GSM without any GSM network restrictions.
Packed with features of Capacitive Touch Screen Multi Gestures, 262K, 5 mega pixels auto focus camera, and a 0.3 mega pixel secondary camera, the Smartphone IVIO Icon Pro supports voice and SMS, Hybrid EVDO/UMTS, 256MB RAM, 512MB Flash ROM, and Micro SD support up to 32GB, with 4GB of micro SD card included.
Providing up to four hours of talk time, the Smartphone IVIO Icon Pro accepts GSM SIMs and with Handset configured for EVO , Wi-Fi Bluetooth EDR 2.1 AGPS G-sensor, thus giving PTCL customers the freedom to surf, talk, tweet and do a lot more simultaneously on the go in more than 150 cities nationwide.
Just to add, IVIO Icon pro can be used as a mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot to enable sharing of WiFi & EVO connections with multiple gadgets simultaneously.
“The launch of Smartphone IVIO Icon Pro is yet another milestone in establishing PTCL as the pioneer of 3G technology in Pakistan,” said PTCL SEVP commercial, Naveed Saeed. “It is a giant step forward in PTCL’s growth as a technologically strong and revolutionary telecom company that is proving enhanced service quality to its valued customers. We are constantly striving to bring products and services that meet our customers’ aspirations and empower them to experience the future today.”
“PTCL’s 3G Android Smartphone IVIO Icon Pro will enable users to stay connected on their mobile handsets with high speed wireless Internet at 3G Rev A speeds,” said Executive Vice President Wireless Business, Omar Khalid. “This Smartphone will open up new possibilities for customers with on-the-go connectivity offering a wide range of built-in and downloadable applications”.
PTCL has bundled IVIO Icon pro with its EVO service in two different packages, as following:
- EVO Wind: Smartphone + 15 GB data limit with 6 months validity: Rs. 17,999
- EVO Wings: Smartphone + 5 GB data limit with 3 months validity: Rs. 16,999
You will have to recharge your EVO account if you reach your data limit or validity duration, recharge options are as following:
- Smart 5GB: 3 months EVO connection at Only Rs.999
- Smart 15GB: 6months EVO connection at Only Rs.1,999